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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for prevention, treatment of depression

Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for prevention, treatment of depression

Individual differences in pleasure are due to genetic variation, research suggests

Individual differences in pleasure are due to genetic variation, research suggests

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

New structured approach to managing patients with depression in primary care

New structured approach to managing patients with depression in primary care

Study: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetes

Study: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetes

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression

Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

Depression symptoms associated with death among patients with HIV infection

Depression symptoms associated with death among patients with HIV infection

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Early life trauma may affect brain structure, contribute to major depressive disorder

Early life trauma may affect brain structure, contribute to major depressive disorder

Columbia researchers explore molecular mechanisms of treatment-resistant depression

Columbia researchers explore molecular mechanisms of treatment-resistant depression

UNH study finds how gender-biased protein may play role in autism

UNH study finds how gender-biased protein may play role in autism

Review of research evidence suggests increased suicide rates in high-altitude areas

Review of research evidence suggests increased suicide rates in high-altitude areas

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Researchers find cost-effective way to improve mental health in prisons

Researchers find cost-effective way to improve mental health in prisons

Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice

Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice